Museums Tel Aviv
Museums Tel Aviv abound in the “White City”. If you are a museum fan
you will have to spend a few days visiting all of them in the “City that
There all kind of them, like history, art, poetry and war and much more.
The Museum of Art
The many Museums
Tel Aviv Museum of Art
This is Israel’s largest museum, emphasizing Jewish and European
Art from the 16th to the 19th Centuries. It includes art by Renoir,
Monet, Van Gogh, Matisse, and Picasso.
It is located at 27 Shaul Hamelech Boulevard.
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Diaspora Museum called in Hebrew Beit Hatefutzot
It is located in Ramat Aviv, north of the city within the campus
of the University of Tel Aviv. This must visit museum tells the story of
the Jewish People since the expulsion from the Land of Israel 2,500
years ago. The story is told by themes rather than by time on subjects
as family, faith, community and culture. 03-646-2020.
Diaspora Museum in Hebrew Beit Hatfutzot is a must for anyone
Museums Tel Aviv
Eretz Israel Museum
Located on 2 Haim Levanon Street in Ramat Aviv it is a huge
campus housing exhibits of ancient tools, ceramics, coins, glass and
more in the field of archaeology like Judaica, ethnography. In the
center of the museum there is an ancient Tel (mound) where excavations
have continued for many years now. 03-641-5244
Located on 23 Rothschild Boulevard, this four story museum
records the history of Israeli Military up to the War of Independence.
The Hagana is the predecessor of the Israel Defense Forces or Tzahal,
sort for Tzva Hagana LeIsrael. 03-560-8624
Harry Oppenheimer Diamond Museum
It is located in Ramat Gan within the Diamond Exchange, the
tallest building in Israel and neighboring countries. It was built for
the 23rd World Diamond Congress in 1986. It features permanent exhibits
portraying the history of Diamonds. Guided Tours are available.
Ilana Goor Museum
The Ilana Goor Museum is located on 4 Mazal Dagim Street in Old
Jaffa. The building dates to 1740 and features the original arches and
stoneworks. It exhibits works by the artist besides her personal
collection. It is recommended to call before going. 03-683-7676.
The Declaration of Israel's Independence was read 65 years ago in this hall
Museums Tel Aviv
Ben Gurion House
Located on 17 Ben Gurion Boulevard this two story home has been
left intact as when the leader and his beloved wife Paula lived. Ben
Gurion left the house and contents to the State of Israel, including a
library of about 20,000 books. Admission is free and you may watch a 20
minute film. 03-522-4925.
Located on 22 Bialik Street, the House of the Hebrew poet Chaim
Nachman Bialik remains as it was when he lived there and died in 1934.
The museum features his 94 books and translations into 28 languages.
It is located on 14 Bialik Street. The Israeli painter Reuven
Rubin donated his former home to the city of Tel Aviv and it is now a
museum with 45 of Rubin’s’ paintings. It is a permanent exhibit and
paintings by other Israeli artists are added temporarily. There is an
art library upstairs.
Of the Tel Aviv Attractions this one is a must. It is the former
resident of Tel Aviv’s first mayor Meir Dizengoff. This is the place
where the original Declaration of Independence was read and Medinat
Israel (The State of Israel) was born May 14, 1948.
The Hall of
Declaration remains intact as of that glorious day. Admission is free
and you may hear an actual recording of the voice of Ben Gurion reading
the declaration. 03-517-3942.
The House of the Hebrew poet Chaim Nachman Bialik
Museums Tel Aviv
This museum located on 38 King George features a three
dimentional, audio-visual called “Zeev Jabotinsky – Historical Life
Span” emphasizing his activities on behalf of Zionism. 03-528-5587
Museum of Antiquities
Also known as the Jaffa Museum, five halls contain displays of
objects excavated from 30 different sites within the city between the
fifth millennium B.C. and the Arab period, including the Neolithic
period and the Byzantine era. It is located in Yafo on 10 Mifratz Shlomo
Shalom Aleichem House
This modern building is located at 4 Berkowitz Street and hosts
the works of world renowned Yidish author Shalom Aleichem. Among his
work is the famous “Tevie der Milchiker” that was brought to the theater
and the cinema as “Fiddler on the Roof”. The exhibit includes
unpublished works, correspondence, photographs, first editions,
documents, and personal artifacts. Admission is free. 03-695-6513
The story of the takeover of Yafo by Etzel is told in the Etzel
museum, a dark glass impressive structure off the beach in the border of
Now let us start visiting museums Tel Aviv and enjoy our visit.
museum of art by david shay
diaspora museum by avishai teicher
independence hall n/a
bialik house by gellerj
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